Sunday, December 9, 2012

My meatless Mondays - Butternut Sweethearts

I like butternut squash or almost any squash because of its versatility.  You can be roast, toast puree for a soup, or mashed it, for starters.  It can be served as part of a casserole, bread, and muffin.  Then, there are the ways, creativity plays a part.  These little sweethearts are a delight to the palate and nothing is added but finely chopped nuts and cranberries.

Butternut Sweethearts


1 butternut squash
1 cup ground walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake squash until it is soft.  I microwaved it for about 20 minutes until it was the right consistency.

Mash squash in a medium bowl.  Add nuts and cranberries combine.

Using a cookie scoop for consistent size, make balls out of  squash and nuts.

If you want, you can use another  cup of ground nuts to coat these with.  Pour nuts on a plate and roll squash in them until coated.

Place on baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Eat and enjoy.

Looking back:

Annie's Yummy Snack

Potato Pie from Dancing Carrots
Vegetarian Potato Pot Pie recipe for dinner

Chocolate Mint Truffles from Tessa, the Domestic Diva

Your turn.  Thanks for sharing with us.
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  1. I am too a huge fan of all the pumpkins/squashes. These look delish!

  2. I love cooking with Butternut - your recipe looks delicious! Thanks for hosting, Chaya :-)

  3. Hi Chaya, hope you're going to have a fabulous week ahead & also a wonderful holiday season. Happy Meatless Monday.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. hanks for the feature Chaya! I love winter squash many darn options and good for you too! I used butternut in the date sweetened brownies I shared today!

  5. Hi, this week I have shared my fantastic 1 ingredient healthy caramel recipe. You won't believe how easy this is! I have also shared a great collection of Christmas gifts for health lovers.

    Thank you for hosting

  6. Fantastic squash recipe, simple & delicious! Thanks Chaya for the sweet words. Have a great week!

  7. The squash bites and the grapes are so adorable and I love how healthy they are too. Thanks for the party Chaya.

  8. Thanks for hosting Chaya! What a fun idea with the butternut sweethearts!

  9. Thanks for hosting! This week I'm sharing my recipe for Guilt-Free Pecan Pie Cookies (grain free & vegan).

    Have a great week!

  10. That's a great squash recipe. Love the combo of ingredients!

  11. THREE ingredients. I could really get behind this one. LOVE butternut squash.


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